Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN

Professor; Director of the Office of Nursing Research | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is committed to improving care for individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare for the Disabled Disability Advocacy Nursing Research Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations Nursing Education

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Julia Hanigsberg

President and CEO · Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Champion for children and youth with disabilities & healthcare CEO. Expert speaker and leader on diversity, innovation and inclusion.

Disabilities Patient Centred Care Children's Health Leadership Women in Leadership

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Alana Holmes, Ph. D., C. Psych.

Psychologist · Cambrian College

Dr. Holmes specializes in child mental health and post-secondary learning disabilities and associated disorders.

Clinical Psychology Mental Health Mental Illness Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities School Psychology

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences · University of British Columbia

Mental health benefits of exercise | Body Image | Exercise behaviour change |Disability | Women | Knowledge Translation

Exercise Psychology Health Behaviour Change Exercise behaviour change Exercise and mental health Body Image

Prof. Suzanne Martin

Professor of Occupational Therapy · University of Ulster

Professor Martin's research focus is on new and emerging technologies within Health and Social Care.

New and Emerging Technologies in Health and Social Care Disabilities Human Computer Interaction Occupational Healthcare Community Care Policy and Practice

Jamelia Morgan

Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar · University of Connecticut

Jamelia Morgan is an expert in the development of disability as a legal category and how law shapes disability.

Human Rights Law Women in Prison Solitary Confinement Mass Incarceration Civil Rights

Gary Troia

Associate Professor of Special Education · Michigan State University

Expert in education, specializing in teaching writing to students with and without disabilities, methods for evaluating writing performance

Learning Disabilities Elementary and Secondary Writing Instruction Writing Assessment and Measurement

Meghann Lloyd, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences; Research Associate, Grandview Children’s Centre · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Internationally published researcher and advocate for children with disabilities and their families

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd) Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder (Dsd) Down Syndrome Children and Infants Obesity in Children With Disabilities

Linda Copel, PhD

Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Copel, PhD, RN, CNS, BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA has extensive experience providing counseling in situations of familial and domestic violence.

Loneliness Bereavement Partner Abuse Mental Health Family Dynamics

Joseph Piven, M.D.

Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology and Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Piven's research focuses on developmental disabilities/autism.

Psychiatry Psychology Pediatrics Brain Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)

Sarah Douglas

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Expertise in early childhood special education, augmentative and alternative communication, and paraeducators

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention Autism Early Childhood Special Education

Jon Bauer, J.D.

Clinical Professor of Law · University of Connecticut

Expertise: Asylum and Refugee Law, Immigration Law, Employment and Housing Discrimination, and Legal Ethics

Asylum and Human Rights Employment and Housing Discrimination Asylum and Refugee Law Immigration Law Legal Ethics

Cynthia Okolo

Professor of Special Education · Michigan State University

Special education expert, focusing on content-area literacy for students with learning problems and disabilities

Learning Among Students with Disabilities Special Education History

Leela Viswanathan

Associate Professor, Department of Planning and Geography · Queen's University

Leela Viswanathan teaches topics about social planning, planning history, qualitative research methods, and urban geography.

Urban Geography Qualitative Research Methods Indigenous-Municipal Relations in Planning Social Planning University-Community Engagement

Bonnie Brayton

National Executive Director · DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada

Ms. Brayton is a strong leader in both the feminist and disability movements

Public Speaking Fundraising Event Planning Civil Rights Education

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